Thursday, March 22, 2012

Alphaboxes - Spring Poetry

We used Alphaboxes today to organize our thoughts on a topic.  (Used 2 lessons from Linda Hoyt's Crafting Non-Fiction book.)  We brainstormed rain as a class. (It has been raining here for four days!) Here's what we came up with.

Then we picked our favorites to create a list poem. 


Ugly looking clouds
Smells like dirt
Splashing in puddles
Makes me sleepy

Lickety split, the kiddos were all excited to write.  We gathered up our clipboards (there was a break in the rain) and went outside to experience Spring first hand!  Kids had 15 minutes to fill out there individual Alphaboxes.  Then we headed indoors, clouds were looming, to make our list poems.  The poems turned out amazing!!! I meant to grab the poems so I could upload a few examples, alas, I left them on my desk.  (I'll have to add them tomorrow.)


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  2. I love alphaboxes! I cannot wait to read more of their poems!

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